Vitamin D is considered to be the essential nutrients for a human body. Deficiency of Vitamin D can lead to joint problems, muscle problems, etc. It plays a major role in maintaining bones health. And children need Vitamin D for proper bone growth and development. The major source of Vitamin D is sunlight. According to a new study, it has stated that vitamin D deficiency at birth can increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) at the age of three. The research appears in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
The child with autism face difficulties in interacting socially, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a complex neurobehavioral condition. This disorder affects the child’s normal brain development.
According to the ANI reports, senior author Dr Yuan-Lin Zheng said neonatal Vitamin D status was significantly associated with the risk of ASDs and intellectual disability.
In China 310 were diagnosed with ASDs at three years of age, with a prevalence of 1.11 per cent as researchers analysed 27,940 newborns.
When the 310 children with ASDs were compared with 1,240 control participants, the risk of ASDs was significantly increased in each of the three lower quartiles of Vitamin D level at birth, when compared with the highest quartile — an increased risk of ASDs by 260 per cent in the lowest quartile, 150 per cent in the second quartile, and 90 percent in the third quartile.